Ethnic Equality Monitoring
A range of resources have been developed to support services users, staff, health service managers, clinicians, researchers and others to implement Ethnic Equality Monitoring in health services:
An online training programme First Steps in Ethnic Equality Monitoring (accessible on www.HSEland.ie).
Public information poster
Public information explanation leaflet
Public informationexplanation leaflet translated into 8 languages -
French, German, Chinese, Romanian, Spanish, Lithuanian, Polish and Russian.
A Guide for Staff to aid service users to self identify their ethnic group, religion and country of birth and language spoken at home.
A Step by Step Guide to Support Implementationof Ethnic Equality Monitoring in health services is currently in development.
Research and Reports
Migrant Integration Policy Index- Health Strand- Country Report Ireland. The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a unique tool which measures policies to integrate migrants in all EU Member States, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA. The International Organization for Migration, the Migration Policy Group and the research network ADAPT (COST Action IS1103, "Adapting European health systems to diversity") workеd together to enrich the 2015 edition of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) with a new strand on health.
Report on the Asthma Society's 2016 Outreach Programme for Socially Excluded Groups
Second National Intercultural Health Strategy 2018-2023
Submissions Document - Second Natinoal Intercultural Health Strategy 2018-2023
Lost in Translation? Good Practice Guidelines for HSE Staff in Planning, Managing and Assuring Quality Translations of Health Related Material into Other Languages
The Emergency Multilingual Aid was developed to assist staff in hospitals or community settings and is intended for use prior to requesting the services of an interpreter.
Guidelines for Communication in Cross Cultural General Practice
Health Services Intercultural Guide: Responding to the needs of diverse religious communities and cultures in healthcare settings
Guidance for providers of health and social care services: Communicating in plain English